Reforming Communal Land Tenure in South Africa: why Land Titling is not the Answer. Critical Comments on the Communal Land Rights Bill, 2002 | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
September 2002
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Includes the need for tenure reform; the draft CLRB does not provide appropriate solutions; learning from the African and the South African experiences; why titling is generally inappropriate and ineffective; the unintended consequences of titling programmes; why the draft Bill will not be able to be effectively implemented; the alternative to land titling – learning from new land tenure laws in Mozambique and Tanzania.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Ben Cousins

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